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Old 11-29-2021, 04:50 PM   #41
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What Mart and I are both saying is that it really has nothing to do with having adjusters on the fingers. There are many clutch plates that don't have adjusters - that fit the same application as another manufacturer that has adjusters (same engine, same year, same flywheel). The adjusters are strictly a method for the manufacturer to align the contact surfaces of the fingers with the throw-out bearing. Some Mfgrs use them, some don't . . .

Fact is, there is something wrong with the actual clutch plate, it's design and/or how it interacts with the clutch disc. Having adjusters would NOT change a thing in that the finger contact areas need to be somewhere around 1/2" higher than they are - the reason they aren't high enough, I can't guess from pictures. Having adjusters would not solve the problem.

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Old 11-29-2021, 07:40 PM   #42
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Ok now I get it. My apologies.
I’ll try with an endoscope to look inside the clutch assy to find out.

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Old 11-29-2021, 08:43 PM   #43
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I was wrong, parts came from Speedway and not Mac’s but it doesn’t matter.
I think I bought the right parts
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Old 12-01-2021, 01:31 PM   #44
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That pressure plate looks way too tall, I have a '41 transmission in mine and it doesn't look as tall as that.
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He flat knows these transmissions, check out his website.
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:26 AM   #45
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I tried with increasing the length of the pushrod.
If now the bearing come closer the plate, when the bearing return toward the trans, the clutch pedal come back to much
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Old 12-04-2021, 09:26 AM   #46
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But is that extra movement free play? Or is the bearing in contact with the fingers at that position? If the floorboards were in position it would not come up that far.
Try and adjust the length so the clutch is just released at about 2/3 of pedal travel. Then see where the pedal sits when just clear of the bearing. Mock up or imagine a floorboard in place which gives both an upper and lower travel limit for the pedal.
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Old 12-04-2021, 11:33 AM   #47
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Harold, To me you have a 4.2 litre French Marmon engine. Those are like the 8BA but with the 59A style bellhousing.So your flywheel may be different than a 59A.I don't know.You might have to install a sleeve that slips over the collar that the release bearing holder slides on to stop the pedal from retracting to far.I had to do that on a T5 that I installed in my 36 Ford years ago.Here are pics plus one of yours that I edited as its to dark.
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Old 12-04-2021, 12:47 PM   #48
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But is that extra movement free play? Or is the bearing in contact with the fingers at that position? If the floorboards were in position it would not come up that far.
Try and adjust the length so the clutch is just released at about 2/3 of pedal travel. Then see where the pedal sits when just clear of the bearing. Mock up or imagine a floorboard in place which gives both an upper and lower travel limit for the pedal.
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Yes, it works great.
And you’re right, the floor will limit the movement of the pedal in one way and the other.
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Old 12-04-2021, 12:50 PM   #49
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Harold, To me you have a 4.2 litre French Marmon engine. Those are like the 8BA but with the 59A style bellhousing.So your flywheel may be different than a 59A.I don't know.You might have to install a sleeve that slips over the collar that the release bearing holder slides on to stop the pedal from retracting to far.I had to do that on a T5 that I installed in my 36 Ford years ago.Here are pics plus one of yours that I edited as its to dark.
No, I have a 3.9 from a Simca Cargo.
The flywheel is the same as a 59a.
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Old 12-28-2021, 01:32 AM   #50
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Some update of my post

I put the floor back on.

I noticed the initial position of the pedals is lower than I thought.
So the pushrod is now 1/2’’ to short instead of 1’’.

I will remove the stop under the floor and put the extension I make on the rod.
Problem will be solved.

Thank you all guys for your help !
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Old 12-28-2021, 05:00 AM   #51
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Hello Harold.
I recently fitted a clutch of the type you show, in place of an older unit with the fingers.
The clutch pedal still works, but the release point is lower than it was before. I will have to make an adjustment to bring the pedal up a bit.
I will show it in an upcoming video.
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Old 12-28-2021, 11:25 AM   #52
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I have found that when doing the mock up for pedal position, body on or off, you can clamp a flat piece of steel or wood onto the transmission flat spot where the serial number is to simulate the floorboard location. Not exact, but close enough for it to function, and do a finale adjustment once the floorboards are in place
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